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‘His race was well run’ – Twitter reacts to Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s retirement

Nov 22, 2017 17:36:41African All Stars
The 35-year-old has confirmed his playing days are over, prompting a great praise on social media from fans

Yakubu Aiyegbeni has retired from football and tributes have been pouring in for Nigeria’s third all-time leading goalscorer.

The former Portsmouth and Everton star boasts of 21 goals from 57 international games for Nigeria and featured in the 2010 Fifa World Cup – where he notably missed an open goal from three metres against South Korea.

Here, Goal looks at the mixed reaction Aiyegbeni’s announcement received on Twitter…

Aiyegbeni retires! Nigeria's third all-time topscorer (21goals) and the second highest African goalscorer in the Premier League (96goals) after Drogba (104goals) #FarewellTheYakpic.twitter.com/YFXZzIHHK1

— ÀYANFE (@tayo_taiwo) November 22, 2017

Nigeria hasn't had a better striker in the 21st century than Yakubu Aiyegbeni. He was such a joy to watch in the Premier League with his consistent knack for goals. Happy 35th birthday and retirement. #FarewellTheYak

— Olakunle FAYIGA (@k_ef4real) November 22, 2017

#FarewellTheYak The round leather game will never forget you. You were a quality striker in your heyday. You are among the best.

— olatunde liadi (@OlatundeLiadi) November 22, 2017

Happy Birthday, Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
And as you hang up your boots today, I wish all the best in your future endeavors #FarewellTheYak

— Super Sam 3.0 (@Sam_is_cray) November 22, 2017

Salute to a prolific, powerful and potent striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni as he hangs his boot after 20 years of punishing goalkeepers #FarewellTheYak

— Adewoye Gbenga G (@Gregoal001) November 22, 2017

Aiyegbeni retires! Nigeria's third all-time topscorer (21goals) and the second highest African goalscorer in the Premier League (96goals) after Drogba (104goals) #FarewellTheYak

— Chris Enerho (@Chris_enerho) November 22, 2017

Happy birthday to one of Nigeria's fierce


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